AR Drachm. 4.8g, 17.8mm
MINTED: THRACE, Kallatis, circa 3rd century BC
REF: AMNG 195 (5 spec.)
OBVERSE: Head of young Herakles right in lionskin.
REVERSE: KAΛΛATIA, monogram, grain ear, and club above, bow in case below.
Ex Harlan J. Berk
Almost Very Fine. Toned.
Kallatis was a port-city on the Black Sea coast that was founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century BC by settlers from Herakleia Pontika. Its name in Greek means "the beautiful." Early in the Third Mithradatic War (73-63 BC), the city was conquered and incorporated into the Roman province of Moesia Inferior by the general Lucius Licinius Lucullus.
THRACE, Kallatis . 3rd century BC . AR Drachm . 'The Beautiful City' . Ex Berk
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